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Danish Summer House / Powerhouse Company

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Location: Zealand, Denmark
  • Architect In Charge: Charles Bessard
  • Design Team: Charles Bessard, Lotte Adolph Bessard, Ted Schauman, Kristina Tegner, Peter Nilsson
  • Project Leader: Lotte Adolph Bessard
  • Structural Engineering: Ove Heede Consult ApS
  • Energy Consultancy: Ellehauge & Kildemoses
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Åke E. Son Lindman

© Åke E. Son Lindman © Åke E. Son Lindman © Åke E. Son Lindman © Åke E. Son Lindman

New Landmark in Copenhaguen / schmidt hammer lassen architects

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk

Centre For Cancer And Health / Nord Architects

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk

Drawing of the Year International Student Competition

The Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, The Danish Agency for Culture and the award winning architecture and design office SHL proudly announce a joint venture ‘Drawing of the Year 2013’.Entries are invited from all architectural students of drawings that inspire, communicate and engage. The internationally acclaimed jury will be looking to award drawings that focus on entries that express the architect’s aesthetic and conceptual approach as a dialogue with – and through the medium – of drawing.

Aeropolis / Iñaki Echeverría

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Project Team: Marco Canevacci, Marco Barotti, Mirjam Dorsch, Sonia Garcia, Stephanie Grönnert, Antonia Joseph, Julia Lipinsky, Itxaso Markiegi, Manuela Milicia, Carsten Reith, Lorenzo Soldi, Markus Wüste, Yena Young
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique

Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique

Kalvebod Waves / JDS Architects + KLAR

© Henning Stuben
© Henning Stuben
  • Architects: JDS Architects, KLAR,
  • Location: Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Design Team: KLAR, JDS, Niras, Sloth Møller
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Henning Stuben, Courtesy of JDS Architects

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Green Lighthouse / Christensen & Co Architects

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk

DTU Compute / Christensen & Co Architects

  • Architects: Christensen & Co Architects
  • Location: Lyngby, Denmark
  • Landscape Architect: Kragh & Berglund
  • Structural Engineer: Anders Christensen Engineers
  • Engineerial Installation: Henrik Larsen Engineers
  • Area: 4500.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk

Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

© BIG+WHR+Arup
© BIG+WHR+Arup

The full shortlist has been revealed for the second phase of an international competition to design one of Denmark’s largest hospitals in Hillerød: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland. Competing against the BIG+WHR+Arup team to design the 124,000 square meter, north of Copenhagen, will be C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll and Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland Shortlisted Proposal / BIG

As we announced last week, BIG+WHR+Arup has been selected as one of three design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, a 124,000 square meter acute hospital in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. BIG’s proposal for the new hospital, serving over 300,000 people, seeks to "preserve the site’s existing natural features while optimizing the efficient hospital machine."

Read on for more from the architect's description...

BIG Shortlisted In Competition to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

BIG, WHR and Arup have been shortlisted alongside two other design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for what will be Denmark’s largest hospital. The 124,000 square meter facility, known as the Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, is planned to be built north of Copenhagen. 

According to the jury, “BIG’s ideas, together with the large green spaces and green surfaces, mean that we really can talk about a healing hospital in the best possible interpretation of the concept.”

We will keep you updated as details of the other shortlisted teams emerge. 

'Live Between Buildings!': New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann

Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann shared with us their 'Live Between Buildings!' proposal for the New Vision of Loft 2 Competition organized by Fakro, which aims to create a new way of living in the city. Infills between existing buildings that consist almost entirely of Fakro window technology enable a life hyper-close to nature and city life, while on the same time exploiting the qualities of the already existing blind walls of the city. With minimal footprint and facade surface, but a maximum of living quality, the Live Between Buildings! project contributes to a denser, more sustainable city of the future.

The Cliff / Mangor & Nagel

© Tom Jersøe
© Tom Jersøe
  • Architects: Mangor & Nagel
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect In Charge: Mangor & Nagel A/S
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tom Jersøe

© Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe

UN City / 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Location: Marmorvej 51, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area: 20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adam Mõrk

© Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk

Zaha Hadid - World Architecture Exhibition

Opening Friday, June 28, the Zaha Hadid - World Architecture exhibition will be the first solo show in Copenhagen, which runs until September 29. Iraqi-British architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid is one of the most sought after, admired and discussed architects in the world, and has developed this extraordinary experience in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre. The pre-opening talk begins on opening day at 5:00pm with Patrik Schumacher (director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects), and Kent Martinussen (CEO - Danish Architecture Centre). For more information, please visit here.